Iberian Gauge

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Description

The Iberian Gauge board game is the third game in the Iron Rail series, following Irish Gauge and Ride the Rails.

The morning stretches over the tops of the tall, rugged mountains that dominate the Iberian Peninsula. Hammers ring, iron on iron, fighting stubbornly for every inch of new track against the unforgiving and unyielding terrain. The age of the railroad is coming to Iberia, but it won’t be easy…

In Iberian Gauge, you will invest in railroad companies during Stock Rounds. In the Operating Rounds, each share of stock allows the shareholder to build tracks for that company, in the order those shares were purchased. But building in such hostile terrain is expensive! Leasing track from other companies reduces cost and keeps your railroads expanding. Failure to expand will sink your stock values, leading to ruin!

Game Details
NameIberian Gauge (2017)
ComplexityMedium Light [2.29]
BGG Rank2377 [7.45]
Player Count3-5

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1 review for Iberian Gauge

  1. Nick Shaw

    A lovely and beautifully-illustrated cube rails game (though with miniature wooden trains, not cubes). Buy stock and help build the companies’ railways, but be careful of opponents who invest a small amount into a company merely to drain it of its funds and build track to nowhere merely to devalue its stock!

    The concept is very clever: When buying stock in a new company, you get to set the initial price of that stock; any other player wanting to invest in that company now has to pay that price. The stock price can go up or down though, based on whether the company can extend its network to other towns on the map. Too many players invested in a single company can make it pointless to operate for personal profit, but too few investors and the company won’t have enough cash or track-laying actions to reach other towns, devaluing its shares! But connect up more towns, and the dividend payout will go up, and often the stock price too!

    A lovely, gentle, yet also often cutthroat, game, which does actually play in about an hour.

    The one downside is that the game requires a minimum 3 players to play (but plays up to 5, which is a plus), but that’s a small issue for what is a really clever and enjoyable game.

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